Clubs

Demography Club

The purpose of the WWU Demography Club is to provide an open forum for students interested in the field of demography. Discussions will be held on individual research and classroom topics involving current and historical demographic issues.  Activities and events include: guest lecturers, support of student research, and open forum discussion.

Club Advisor: Lucky Tedrow

International Sociology Honor Society

"Alpha Kappa Delta seeks to acknowledge and promote excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, the research of social problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as 
will lead to improvement in the human condition."  (AKD Website)

The sociology department here at Western houses a chapter of the International Sociology Honor Society, Alpha Kappa Delta (http://alphakappadelta.org/).  Applicants who meet the following criteria after the end of winter quarter will be initiated near the end of spring quarter:

Qualifications (which must be met by the end of Winter Quarter):

  • Are an officially declared sociology major (or demonstrate a serious interest in sociology within an official program) at Western.
  • Are at least a junior (third year) by Western’s standards.
  • Have accumulated the equivalent of an overall grade point average of 3.3.
  • Have maintained at least a 3.0 grade point average in sociology courses taken at Western prior to initiation.
  • Have completed at least four regular courses in sociology at Western.
  • Have submitted an unofficial copy of their transcript to jen.lois@wwu.edu in the Sociology Department for verification of the above criteria.
  • Have filled out the department’s online application (see below)

 

Members of this society will receive a lifetime membership in AKD, a membership certificate, and a one-year subscription to the sociology journal, Sociological Inquiry.  Members are also be eligible to wear an honor cord at graduation to mark their membership in the AKD.  Finally, members of AKD are eligible to enter the annual undergraduate student paper competition.  Awards for this competition include cash, scholarship money for graduate school, travel expenses to professional meetings, and consideration of the paper for publication in a professional journal.  The cost for this lifetime membership is a one-time fee of $40. (There are a limited number of scholarships available through the sociology department. If you would like to request assistance, please fill out the “request for membership assistance” section on the application.) 

2016-2017 Application Information

Applications are now being accepted; the deadline for applying is the first Friday of Spring Quarter. To apply, complete the application at: https://commerce.cashnet.com/WWU_AKD (Links to an external site.) and send an unofficial copy of your transcript (after winter grades are in) to jen.lois@wwu.edu

 

Professional Associations

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

American Sociological Association

American Society of Criminology

National Council on Family Relations

Pacific Sociological Association

Population Association of America

Rural Sociological Society